I grew up in small town Ontario playing in the woods and rivers whenever we could. The rule was to be home when the streetlights came on. My love for photography also started early with my dad’s 35mm Canon joining me on some adventures.
My extra curricular activities in high school were camping, canoeing, and mountain biking, and a co-op at the outdoor ed centre. Weekends were spent in the North Kawarthas (now an Ontario Signature Park) exploring the lakes by canoe in summer and on foot in winter.
My work in hospitality allowed me to live in Kentucky and California where hiking to cool places was our day off activities. Driving to these places allowed me to gain an appreciation for the road-trip- something I still look forward to today. At the time of this bio I’ve driven through every state in the USA except for Hawaii, Alaska, and Oregon. On the Canadian side I still need to hit the territories and Labrador. Newfoundland was my favorite visit with it’s rugged landscapes and amazing people.
Some of my most memorable adventures have included Iceland (with life long friend Mike Walker), a mountain bike trip to Moab, Utah with site co-founder Darren Placido and Mexico with Steve.
I’m currently based in Toronto (a city of great craft breweries) and get north (in the Tacoma) as much as I can.
Darren and I started the site as a personal blog that we could use to share our adventures and it’s been fun to watch it grow. We welcome contributions that will help inspire others to get outside and, in turn, share more stories. I hope you enjoy exploring the site and please feel free to reach out to us, we’d love to hear from you.